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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Marquette, Jacques Marquette, Pere Jacques Marquettenoun

    French missionary who accompanied Louis Joliet in exploring the upper Mississippi River valley (1637-1675)

  2. Marquettenoun

    a town on Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula in northwest Michigan


  1. marquette

    Marquette is a term that can be used in different contexts with different meanings. 1) It may refer to Marquette University, a private Jesuit university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 2) It's also a city name, like Marquette, Michigan, in the United States. 3) In winemaking, Marquette is a type of grape developed by the University of Minnesota for cold resistance and high sugar levels, used for making red wine. 4) It can also represent Jacques Marquette, a 17th-century French Jesuit missionary and explorer in North America. 5) In art and design, a marquette is a small preliminary model or sketch (from the French word 'maquette'). The meaning of Marquette is determined by the context in which it is used.


  1. Marquette

    The name Marquette was first used for an automobile when the Berwick Auto Car Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan, frequently took it as a model designation for their electric car in 1904. For General Motors, William Durant bought in May, 1909 the Rainier Motor Car Company, which was in severe financial trouble. A new company, the Marquette Motor Company was established in Saginaw, Michigan to continue production of the luxurious Rainier motor car until 1911. Further, they manufactured parts for another luxury make belonging to General Motors, the Welch, and its cheaper sister car, the Welch-Detroit. Management was controlled by Buick officers. After Durant left GM for the first time in September 1910, it was tried to make both the Rainier and the Welch profitable. Therefore, with the Marquette, a new make was introduced. It produced two car lines, both with huge 4-cylinder engines. The 40 hp line, basically an improved and elongated Rainier, was available in four open body styles: Model 22 2-passenger runabout Model 24 4-passenger tourabout Model 25 5-passenger touring Model 27 7-passenger touring The chassis had a wheelbase of 122 in. Each sold for $3,000.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Marquette is ranked #11804 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Marquette surname appeared 2,652 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Marquette.

    92% or 2,441 total occurrences were White.
    3.5% or 94 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 43 total occurrences were Black.
    1.4% or 39 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 19 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 16 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of marquette in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of marquette in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of marquette in a Sentence

  1. Aaron Henry:

    Detroit Mercys last win over a Top 10 team on the road was in 1979 at Marquette when the Titans had future NBA players, including Earl Cureton and the late Terry Duerod. Gabe Brown scored 16 points and Joey Hauser added 10 points for the Spartans, who leaned on Watts in the second half as he scored 12 points and had all four of his assists without a turnover. He was dynamite, scoring and getting guys open shots.

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